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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wookin' Pa Nub*

Love it or hate it, it's here again. I love it. My smarter sister Eclectic has a fine anti-V-Day post with interesting comments. I do understand the objections to the crass commercialism, and the loneliness that some associate with this day. I love the romantic, coupley stuff. But I really do see it mostly as a day to celebrate love. To be loving to people. It would be nice if we all were sweet and generous to one another every day. But we're not. So I think setting aside a day is a good thing. (Plus there's chocolate involved.)

Now. Won't you be sweet and generous to me by answering my little Valentine's Day Questionnaire?

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say ________ and _________.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook _______________ as long as there's __________.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a _______-shaped ____________.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "_____________" and everyone would _____________ until _______________.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there?

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift.

If you put your answers in the comments, either Biscuit:

Valentine's Biscuit

or Legolas:

Valentine's Legolas


will be your Valentine! (This is two years in a row that Legolas has donned his gay apparel for the holiday. I think we can consider it tradition now.)

*I wanted a lyric from a love song for the title here, and this is what was in my head (it can be a scary place). From the old SNL with Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat, Lookin' for Love.

38 heads are better than one . . .

Blogger Arlene said...

Your dog is too freakin' cute!!

Sorry, I'm skipping the questions. I have the attention span of a 2 yr old right now with my ankle hurting the way it does :-(

 
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Thanks SO much for making that song stick in my head.

 
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say BEND OVER and TAKE IT LIKE A MAN.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook SNORING as long as there's BUTT SEX.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a BOOB-shaped BEER MUG.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "HEAD DAY" and everyone would LICK until I SAID TO STOP.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? I don't know if I believe that concept anymore or not. I'll tell you one thing - I ain't a-lookin'!

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. I have never read a truer statement in my life.

 
Blogger WILLIAM said...

1. The candies would say "William" and "Bill" Because then for one day everybody would eat me.

2.I can overlook the cuddling as long as there is S.e.x.

3. Round Shaped Doritos, because seriously the triangle ones can cause injuries.

4. I refer to the holiday that happens in some parts of the US on March 14th http://www.steakandbjday.com/

5. I believe in Sould mates and I think there could be more out there but once you find one you really don't need anymore.

6. Yes.

 
Blogger eclectic said...

Wookin Pa Nub, eh, Susie? Is that part of your official, special Valentine's Day position?? ;)

OK, because I want Biscuit for my valentine, here goes:

1. "YOUR THONG IS SHOWING" and "HERE AT THE GYM WE DON'T NEED THAT."

2. I can overlook MISLOADING THE DISHWASHER as long as there's LAUGHTER.

3. Heart-shaped candy, blah, blah... but I'd really like PERKY-shaped BUTT LIKE NINA's.

4. Better holiday? COFFEE DAY, and everyone would GIVE COFFEE TO EACH OTHER until THEY START IN ON THE WINE.

5. I don't so much believe in a "soulmate" as I believe in a mutual spiritual compatibility which drives each partner to seek to understand the other, and you can theoretically have that with anyone.

6. Hair removal only counts as a gift if the giftee is not the one being waxed.

Now, where's the chocolate?

 
Blogger Susie said...

arlene, I'm sorry your ankle hurts :( Hope it feels better soon.

mrB, you're more than welcome :) Really, that's a great song to have stuck in your head. Especially if occasionally comes out your mouth, like when your boss is around :)

bucky and william, I knew I could count on you two. I KNEW it. You did not disappoint :)
There is a lot (well, at least a little) of wisdom in your responses ;)

secret admirer, thank you, that was very sweet and sticky and it made me smile, first thing this morning. xoxox

 
Blogger Susie said...

eclectic, you're up way too early! Yep, that's an integral part of my VDay position. Your answers demonstrate, once again, why you're the smarter sister. And EVERYONE would like a Nina's-butt-shaped butt. I think that has been well-established now :)

 
Blogger Susie said...

uh, william, I just went to check out your holiday. Um...are you going to post the "button" they have there on your blog? Yea, I thought not. That holiday is two days after our wedding anniversary. That may or not be at all relevant to . . . anything. That is all.

 

Oh, I LOVE IT! I also see it as a celebration of love - in fact, I usually send a Valentine's day card to my parents.

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say, CAP'N, LEAVE SOME FOR ME and OR ELSE.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook the S.E.X. as long as there's CUDDLING.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a BED-shaped chair for my cubicle.

4. What Bucky said.

5. Yes. But they are not always necessarily lovers. Nor do I believe in waiting for the soulmate to show up. Might miss out on someone you can have fun with right now.

6. Hair removal qualifies as torture, plain and simple.

Can Biscuit come over now?

 
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say I LOVE YOU and EAT ME. (what? It's the first thing that came to mind. I'm hungry and I haven't had breakfast yet)

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook YOU LEAVING DIRTY CLOTHES ON THE FLOOR THAT I WILL ULTIMATELY PICK UP AND PUT IN THE LAUNDRY as long as there's YOU GOING TO SHAKE AND STEAK FOR CHOCOLATE MALTS AFTER THE KIDS ARE IN BED EVERY NOW AND THEN.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a HEART-shaped HOT FUDGE BROWNIE SUNDAE, HOLD THE CHERRY. I'M WATCHING MY FIGURE.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "LOVE YOU, LOVE ME" and everyone would SMILE AND HUG PEOPLE until THEIR FACES AND ARMS ACHED.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? I believe in soulmates, yes. There might be more than one out there, but most people are very lucky just to find their one.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. If it is given with love, then yes... True.

And I'm with Eclectic - Where's the chocolate?

 
Blogger Josephine said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say LEAVE ME ALONE and I'M SLEEPY.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook SEX as long as there's MONEY INVOLVED.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a OLYMPIC SIZED-shaped SWIMMING POOL.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD DAY" and everyone would DANCE NAKED IN THE STREETS until THEY PASSED OUT FROM FATIGUE.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? NO, I DO NOT BELIEVE IN A SOUL MATE. I BELIEVE THAT YOU CHOOSE WHO YOU LOVE AND HOW YOU LOVE EVERY DAY.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. ABSOLUTELY TRUE, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S LAZER.

 
Blogger Bone Machine said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say PISS and VENOM.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook HERPES as long as there's DONUTS.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a VOLCANO-shaped PILE OF MONEY.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called GROUNDHOG'S DAY and everyone would TUNNEL UNDERGROUND until DOOMSDAY.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? I BELIEVE IN SOUL TRAIN.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. ONLY BY CAMPFIRE, WHERE IT IS NOT ONLY FUNCTIONAL, BUT ALSO ENTERTAINING.

 
Blogger Susie said...

htgt, me, too, with the cards to parents, friends, etc. I love your candy hearts :) I have boxed Biscuit up and will try to UPS him to you. But the UPS man is his mortal enemy. We'll see how it goes...

ck, EAT ME is such a versatile sentiment. Good choice! See, I love your #2, with the malts. Sometimes after LG is in bed (sshhh!) Jif will go get us ice cream or milkshakes. If she only knew, we'd be in such trouble.

josephine, you are funny :) I haven't answered my own questionnaire yet, but I was thinking, like you of a something-shaped swimming pool. Haven't picked a shape yet, though.

bonmach, you made me snort. DONUTS? Have you met William? He CLAIMS he can serve 12 donuts without using his hands. I'm just sayin'...
I, too, believe in Soul Train. Peace, love, and SOOOOOOOOUUUUUULLL!

 
Blogger Squirl said...

First, I have to say that there are some excellent answers to this survey here.

Next, I hate how much florists are able to charge for flowers this week. I refuse to pay it and would never ask for them.

That said, I'm goin' out for a delicious dinner tonight. And let's see if I can come up with some answers, too.

 
Blogger Squirl said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook trashing the bathroom with excess water as long as there's the putting up of new towel bars without my help.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a book-shaped Harry Potter 7 book.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "Let's all get along" and everyone would be nice to each other until forever.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? Like Eclectic, I don't think a soulmate is necessarily a lover, just a person with whom you click. As far as persons with whom to be romantic, who knows?

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. OUCH! That's not a present, that's pain!

 
Blogger Effie said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say PUMPKIN PIE and STARFISH*. *Starfish refers to the most adorable thing my little girl does. She'll be lying contentedly after having eaten or having her diaper changed and then all of a sudden she'll throw her arms and legs out into the starfish position as if to say "I love you this much".

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook TOO MUCH TIME WASTED PLAYING VIDEO GAMES as long as there's PLENTY OF SNUGGLES AND LOVIN'.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a HEART-shaped BROWNIE. (I'm hungry, OK?!)

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "FOOTSIES & CUDDLES" and everyone would UM, WELL, DON'T YOU GET THE IDEA?.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there?
I BELIEVE IN A SOULMATE AND THERE COULD BE MORE THAN ONE, BUT IF YOU'RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND ONE, KEEP HIM OR HER CLOSE!!

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift
DEFINITELY TRUE!!

 
Blogger lawyerchik said...

I TOTALLY cracked up with the title!! :)

As far as your questions,

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say "Seriously" and "...but I digress." [Don't ask me why - :)]

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook mistakes as long as there's love and commitment.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a princess-cut-shaped diamond.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "Be Kind to Animals Day" and everyone would visit their local humane society until all of the animals had good homes.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? No. Just one, or could there be more out there? I believe that the person you choose to commit to is your "soulmate." But that's just me....

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. Only if Rogaine qualifies as a Christmas gift....

:)

Happy V-day, Susie!!

 
Blogger whfropera said...

ok, i can't elaborate on a damn thing here - too many goos answers - does this mean I get to pretend its every one of these days until all the suggestions are used up?

cause that could take a while...
Bucky - why does my word verification say jizgdn? Somehow, I think you're back there with a Scrabble board.

 
Blogger Pissy Britches said...

Happy Valentines Day SUSIE!

1. If I designed those candy hearts they'd say HOOKER & F*CK.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook LAZINESS as long as there are DIAMONDS.

3. Heart shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a NICE-shaped ASS.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called HUMP DAY and everyone would HUMP until THE 15th.

5. I do in some cases.

6. DEF. TRUE!

 
Blogger Nina said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say "Jamaican Me Crazy" and "Upright Locked Position?".

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook "take" as long as there's "give".

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a "My cardiologist's face-shaped "then I might not eat the whole box".

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "We are all related" and everyone would "nice and peaceful" until "The End Of Time.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? "Not really at least not in terms that most people think of as a soulmate." "I do believe in destiny and people come into our lives for a reason."

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. " Only if I ask for hair removal as a gift. If I didn't ask for it then no. I would be like here sweetheart you try it first."

 
Blogger Nina said...

Squirl said "now you'd better get over to Susie's because your butt got mentioned again."
You all would be making me blush if'n I blushed easy. Instead you have me cracking up.

 
Blogger Susie said...

squirl, I love to get flowers, but I can do without them today, too. Any other day is fine by me. I hope you get your book-shaped book as soon as it's available :)

effie, I can just picture your little starfish :) No, I take that back. I can't picture it at all, so you'll need to post a picture of her doing that on your blog :)
And bucky, just hush. Right now.

lawyerchik, Happy V-Day to you, too. A diamond, you want? Hmmm. I like "be kind to animals" day. Except that's kind of hypocritical, because we didn't get Biscuit anything at all today. And he got pissed. He stole a lollipop and the box that the earrings Jif gave me came in.

operagirl, bucky does have powers like that. She may be behind all the interesting word verifs. Now, I know what you mean. I haven't even done my own questionnaire, and they're taking all the good answers.

pissy, you delicate flower, you. Actually, V-Day IS on HUMP day this year. But I missed out on the "until the 15th part." I stopped too soon ;)

nina, I like your candies. You and I have something else in common now: we both have famous internet butts! Isn't that wonderful?! Yours because it's so PERKY and mine because . . . it's so HUGE. Never mind.

 
Blogger Platypus said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say BITE ME and NOT FOR INTERNAL USE.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook JUST ABOUT ANYTHING as long as there's RESPECT.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a MAN-shaped MAN!

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "EVERYBODY HUG NOW" and everyone would HUG until EASTER.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? I do believe in soulmates and one day I really hope to meet mine. I believe there's only one though so not everyone gets lucky...

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. In my case, absolutely! I'm not shaving my head unless I truly adore you!

 
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

I cannot fill in the blanks right now because I am too traumatized by the teddy and lamb lovin' going on at the feet of Legolas. Not to mentin the dolly straddle action. OH MY GOD!!!

 
Blogger Amy said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say 2 Good 2 Be 4 Saken and Sexy is Taking The Kids to The Park so Mommy Can Stay Home and Read.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook Swearing like a Dock Worker When SomeOne Cuts You Off as long as there's Thoughtful Gifts.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a 7 day-shaped Trip away from here.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "Boogie Days" and everyone would Dance in The Streets until Sunrise.

5. I believe more in Kindred Spirits than I do Soul Mates.

6. Hair Removal as an option on a full day pass at a gorgeous Spa is acceptable. But only as an option.

Happy Valentines, Susie, my love.

 
Blogger eclectic said...

Oh dear, Kranki's right. Susie, you've got some 'splainin' to do.

 
Blogger Susie said...

platy, heee, you really can't beat a man-shaped man. I love that one!

kranki, you caught them! It was totally innocent, I swear! I mean, I don't know about Legolas and the lamb, but what I saw was a lonely lamb, and a bear lying in the hall, with velcro paws. So, I picked up the bear and wrapped his arms around the lamb. The doll . . . she's on her own.

amy, cheez! Those are some big-ass candy hearts with all those words on them! I hear ya on that 7-day-shaped trip.
Happy V-Day to you, my darlin'.

eclectic, see the 'splanation to kranki. :0

 
Anonymous stringmuse said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say THIS IS WHAT THIGHS ARE MADE OF and YOU'D RATHER HAVE CELERY.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook COLD WEATHER as long as there's SNUGGLING IN THE SAME COAT.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a NEW COMPUTER-shaped SUPRISE.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "PEACE ON EARTH" and everyone would STOP FIGHTING until WE FORGET HOW.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? SOULMATES ARE CULTIVATED, but you must have the right material.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. NOTHING PAINFUL qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift.

 
Anonymous sheryl said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say YOU COUNT, YOU'RE LOVED and IT'S GOING TO BE OK

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook THE FACT THAT WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RELATE/ARGUE/SHARE OUR FEELINGS OR "DANCE" PERFECTLY as long as there's THE WILLINGNESS ON BOTH SIDES TO CHANGE THE DANCE .

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a NICE JUICY TANGY RED TOMATO (What? It's my favorite food!)

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "Unconditional Love Day" and everyone would TRY NOT TO CRITICIZE THEMSELVES OR ANYONE ELSE AND IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO ACCEPT AND LOVE THEMSELVES AND OTHERS EXACTLY AS THEY ARE until SOME OF THAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE STUCK.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? NOPE. Just one, or could there be more out there? I think all relationships are relative. There has to be shared values, honest comunication and empathy. I think everything grows out of that, even trust and faith.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. Absolutely! Though I agree with ecliectic. The giftee cannot be waxed without their permission.

 
Blogger Traci said...

Valentine's Day has been postponed.

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say LOVE EVERYBODY and DON'T GET YOUR PANTIES IN A WAD.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook ALMOST ANYTHING as long as there is KINDNESS AND LAUGHTER.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a HEART SHAPED BLUEBERRY PIE.

4. A better holiday for celibrating love would be called COME ON PEOPLE, GET REAL day and everyone would ACCEPT THAT LOVING SOMEONE DOES NOT MEAN CHANGING THEM until FOREVER.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? NO

6. Hair removal is only a gift if you're in to torture and pain.

Send Biscuit anytime!

 
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

No offense to Legolas, but I would like Biscuit to be my valentine also.

 
Blogger Jomama said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say "Spread the Love" and "Smile".

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook laziness as long as there's back rubs.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a coma-shaped nap.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "Nap Day" and everyone would stay in bed cuddling with the one (or more) they love until they woke up the next morning.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? I agree with those that said a soul mate doesn't have to only be romantic, so I think there can be more than one.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. True. Everyone mentioned painful waxing. Do people not shave anymore?

 
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Inducing snorts is my business and business is so-so at best.

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say Get off and these are mine.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook baldness as long as there's chocolate.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a new and shiney minivan shaped car.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "do what Helen says day" and everyone would do what I say until I say stop ( which you know woud be never).

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there? I think we all do have a soul mate out there somewhere, I don't think may of us meet them though, synic that I am.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift. If its me doing the removing it most vertainly IS a valentines gift. If my husband was doing the removing, ewwwww no thankyou.
Helen.

 
Blogger Karen said...

1. If I designed those candy hearts, they'd say WHAT?! and MAYBE.

2. In a love relationship, I can overlook many things as long as there's take-out sushi on a Friday night.

3. Heart-shaped boxes of candy are nice, but I wish someone would give me a Pentax K-mount-shaped macro lens.

4. A better holiday for celebrating love would be called "It's all about you" and everyone would praise each other until, well, just till the end of the day because it might get sickening after a while.

5. Do you believe in a soulmate? Just one, or could there be more out there?

Yes. I found mine. I don't know how it works for other people, though.

6. True or False: Hair removal qualifies as a Valentine's Day gift.

Yes. As part of a spa package, of course.

 
Blogger Karen said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that I want Legolas to be my valentine, because even with all that gay apparel, he still has a great pair of legs. ;-)

 
Blogger Susie said...

stringmuse, I like your soul mates theory. Good raw material is essential.

she, see, now I just want to send you a box of juicy tomatoes :)

traci, Biscuit would eat your heart-shaped blueberry pie, you know.

bucky, o-tay. Biscuit seems to be kicking Legolas's butt in the "I want him for my Valentine" contest.

JOMAMA!, sometimes those words on those hearts smudge, and Spread the Love might get confusing. I'm just sayin'... Do I detect a pattern here? You need a nap, don't you, girl? Oh, and shaving remains my method of choice for hair removal. (And I did consider it my gift to Jif; see previous post somewhere about the SLT.)

bonmach, a snort inducer, you say? What an interesting profession :)

helen, I especially like #4, especially this week ;) And baldness would really be imperceptible, when in the presence of the right chocolate.

karen, I really like your #4. I'm not even sure it would get old, if it could remotely be considered sincere. Ah, a spa day. That would be nice.
And you might be the first taker for Legolas. (After the sheep, I mean.)

 
Blogger Annejelynn said...

mmmmmmm.... Legolas...

whoops, I'm sorry - what were you saying? VDay questionnaire? um what?

 


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